Rigobert Song's condition has improved after he suffered a stroke on Sunday.
The 40-year-old Cameroon great was rushed to hospital in Yaounde having been struck down by a brain aneurysm, and was believed to be fighting for his life.
Chad national team coach Song, who is the uncle of of ex-Arsenal, West Ham and Barcelona midfielder Alex, also played for French club Metz, Italy's Salernitana, Germany's FC Koln, and Turkish pair Galatasaray and Trabzonspor during his career.
He has been the subject of plenty of support from the wider football community as you can see below:
Je te souhaite beaucoup de courage et un prompt rétablissement grand frère #RigobertSong! https://t.co/lc7R34KgL7
— Samuel Eto'o (@setoo9) October 2, 2016
Get well soon lion. We are praying for your quick recovery. #RigobertSongpic.twitter.com/gmyHwcJMfF
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) October 3, 2016
Hope everything ends up ok for #rigobertsong
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 2, 2016
Thoughts with #RigobertSong and family... Hope he pulls through
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) October 2, 2016
#RigobertSong Get well soon bro pic.twitter.com/JTygly9O7k
— NECATİ ATEŞ (@neco_ates) October 3, 2016
for my brother #rigobertsong#ynwahttps://t.co/AXtPN8Roip
— Djimi Traore (@Djimi_Traore19) October 3, 2016
My family and I pray for #RigobertSong you'll recover, you're strong you're a lion!
— Winfried Schaefer (@WinniSchaefer) October 3, 2016